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TASC Cuts Ribbon on New Campus Home

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

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WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College administrators have cut the ribbon on a new home for the school’s Tutoring and Academic Success Center (TASC).

Located behind the Clifton W. Everett Building on the college’s main campus, the center is now comprised of a pair of new trailers that provide 2,576-square-feet of instructional space. While one trailer serves as an academic skills lab, the other houses math and writing centers.

“The new space is much larger and gives us more flexibility than our previous location in the Leslie Building, which was essentially just a classroom,” said PCC TASC Director Nicholas Vick. “All of our services … are now centralized.”

Vick says he hopes the additional space and new location will make tutoring services at PCC more visible and reach more students as a result.

“TASC is designed to provide quality tutoring services to help students be successful,” he said. “It is a key program that aids in student retention efforts across campus.”

Vick said TASC offers students assistance in a wide variety of subjects, including English, math, history, psychology, physics, chemistry and several foreign languages. The services, he said, are open to all PCC curriculum students at no cost.

TASC facilities, Vick says, are open Monday through Thursday each week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to Don Heisey, PCC Vice President of Administrative Services, the college paid $178,528 for the new trailer units. Funding, he said, came from PCC’s Pitt County fund balance.


02/10/2014